One of the heroes from Liverpool’s Champions League-winning run in 2018/19, Divock Origi, will leave the Reds this summer according to a report.
The Belgian forward has struggled for game-time ever since arriving at the club and now he is heading towards his peak years as a footballer, he’ll naturally want to be somewhere where he can be featuring regularly.
Indeed, there’s also a fair argument to say the Reds perhaps need better in terms of forward options as they look to bounce back from a tough season and opening up a spot in the ranks for the final third would make sense for the summer.
According to Eurosport, then, Origi ‘will’ leave the club in the next transfer window and head for pastures new and it remains to be seen who the Reds might target as a replacement for him.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We’ll always have fond memories of Origi for his goals against Barcelona and then against Spurs in the Champions League semi-final and final but it makes sense for him to go.
He’s never really looked like nailing a place down in the side and when we’ve needed this season he has unfortunately looked a little rusty.
He’s a decent player but perhaps not at the level that the Reds need moving forwards.
Indeed, the club has shown that they can bring in players that properly challenge the status quo in the final third with the signing of Diogo Jota and the Portuguese could be set for a run of games now he is back fit.
That rather underlines the issues with Origi further, then, who has not taken the odd chances he has had this season to show he remains up to scratch for the Reds.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.